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Alexandra is a member of the board of a pharmaceuticals company, Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Here is her profile on the board of directors page online
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Forgive me but I know very little about the significance of royal titles. Does an income come with them? Political power or a position in Parliament? If not, why are people so concerned about retaining a title after a divorce. Alexandra became a countess. Diana was still princess of Wales but not her royal highness. I remember people were very concerned that they kept a title.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:36 AM
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Forgive me but I know very little about the significance of royal titles. Does an income come with them? Political power or a position in Parliament? If not, why are people so concerned about retaining a title after a divorce. Alexandra became a countess. Diana was still princess of Wales but not her royal highness. I remember people were very concerned that they kept a title.
In DK there is no power, no priviledges, no income, no political seat from being made a count/countess. - Just the title.

Alexandra was not entitled to a title after the divorce. It was QMII who decided to give her a title as a curtesy but also (and much more importantly) because she would raise two princes most of the time. Back then they were number 3 and 4 in line for the throne as it wasn't known whether M&F would have children, so it's natural that the mother of a potential future king should have a title.
Alexandra was also granted an apanage, which is really state-child-alimony ensuring that the princes would have a living standard suitable of their status.

The title is personal, meaning that any children she should have with or adopt together with Martin Jørgensen will not inherit it.
Nikolai and Felix are already Counts of Montpezat through their grandfather and father.
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Forgive me but I know very little about the significance of royal titles. Does an income come with them? Political power or a position in Parliament? If not, why are people so concerned about retaining a title after a divorce. Alexandra became a countess. Diana was still princess of Wales but not her royal highness. I remember people were very concerned that they kept a title.
In the case of Diana she lost her title because she divorced her husband and her title only ever came from her marriage so when she divorced it was natiral she would lose them. Bear in mind that really she was not Princes Diana,but HRH The Princess Charles, she was not a princess in her own right. However to the general public it was considered mean spirited that the mother of a future king should be given no title of her own.
I wonder when Queen M considered this negative press when she decided what would happen to Alexandra on her divorce. I think she recognised that after being married to a Prince for so long and having twochildren with him it would be unusal and possibly mean spiritied for Alexandra to become an untitled commonor again after her divorce.
Personally I think the DRF did really well in this, it seemed to leave everyone happy and was a much much better way of doing thigs than the BRF.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:35 AM
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In the case of Diana she lost her title because she divorced her husband and her title only ever came from her marriage so when she divorced it was natiral she would lose them. Bear in mind that really she was not Princes Diana,but HRH The Princess Charles, she was not a princess in her own right. However to the general public it was considered mean spirited that the mother of a future king should be given no title of her own.
I wonder when Queen M considered this negative press when she decided what would happen to Alexandra on her divorce. I think she recognised that after being married to a Prince for so long and having twochildren with him it would be unusal and possibly mean spiritied for Alexandra to become an untitled commonor again after her divorce.
Personally I think the DRF did really well in this, it seemed to leave everyone happy and was a much much better way of doing thigs than the BRF.
Could not agree more, especially as it "hurts no-one" to grant her a title...
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Personally I think the DRF did really well in this, it seemed to leave everyone happy and was a much much better way of doing thigs than the BRF.
I guess the DRF had the benefit of watching the BRF's experience of dealing with a divorced Princess and learnt from it.
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In DK there is no power, no priviledges, no income, no political seat from being made a count/countess. - Just the title.

Alexandra was not entitled to a title after the divorce. It was QMII who decided to give her a title as a curtesy but also (and much more importantly) because she would raise two princes most of the time. Back then they were number 3 and 4 in line for the throne as it wasn't known whether M&F would have children, so it's natural that the mother of a potential future king should have a title.
Alexandra was also granted an apanage, which is really state-child-alimony ensuring that the princes would have a living standard suitable of their status.

The title is personal, meaning that any children she should have with or adopt together with Martin Jørgensen will not inherit it.
Nikolai and Felix are already Counts of Montpezat through their grandfather and father.
The young princes Nikolai and Felix are also titled "HRH Prince..."

The titled aristocracy in Denmark is certainly not without power or influence. They are very much part of the moneyed Denmark and as such wield a considerable influence on business and cultural life. To think a title is just a title and no more is perhaps a little naïve.
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The young princes Nikolai and Felix are also titled "HRH Prince..."

The titled aristocracy in Denmark is certainly not without power or influence. They are very much part of the moneyed Denmark and as such wield a considerable influence on business and cultural life. To think a title is just a title and no more is perhaps a little naïve.
Nikolai and Felix, as well as young Henrik and Athena, have the titles HH- His/Her Highness (Hans/Hendes Højhed).
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I think Joachim's kids are HH, not HRH, but I have been known to be wrong.
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I think Joachim's kids are HH, not HRH, but I have been known to be wrong.
You are right, Joachim's children are HH's
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The young princes Nikolai and Felix are also titled "HRH Prince..."

The titled aristocracy in Denmark is certainly not without power or influence. They are very much part of the moneyed Denmark and as such wield a considerable influence on business and cultural life. To think a title is just a title and no more is perhaps a little naïve.
That's the persons who hold the noble titles you refer to.
The titles themselves are empty.

The privileges of the nobillity have been abolished by law many years ago and there are quite a number of nobles who have very ordinary jobs.
Others do indeed hold important positions and own estates.
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #35, 2013.
Written by Liz Rørsig & Hanne Rask.

Nikolai is in Scotland these days with his class and this is also where he is celebrating his birthday.
However on Friday evening, before he left on Sunday, the family went to the circus. The boys each took a friend and Felix' look somewhat female to me.

On Sunday it was time for the Walkathon. The route they opted for was a mere six kilomtres and the only one who seemed - and sounded - troubled by the excersize was the dog, Lily, who was huffing and panting. Her legs being considerably shorter than her humans.
Lily was wearing a diamond collar.

We also learn that Felix has taken up boxing, while Nikolai is going to parkour, so they have a couple of fit boys on their hands.

Nikolai's birthday will be celebrated with the family when he returns from Scotland.
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